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Liberal MP McKay apologizes to Trudeau

By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - A Liberal MP has apologized to Justin Trudeau for questioning the leader's decision to veto would-be candidates who don't support a woman's right to choose abortion.

John McKay's apology follows the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which the Toronto MP says he initially thought the Liberal leader's dictum on abortion was "a bozo eruption" — something blurted out without thinking.

On the recording, McKay says it's even more disturbing to find Trudeau's brain trust did think the matter through and suggests that anyone who doesn't realize the issue is "toxic" has "no political sense whatsoever."

The recording was given to CTV News by someone the network describes as having "Conservative leanings."

Trudeau says he understands McKay, a staunch opponent of abortion, feels strongly on the issue and spoke unguardedly.

He says McKay has apologized and Trudeau now considers the matter closed.

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